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to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 25 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to May 25 | GUIDED TOURS AND FREE VISITS | Open Convents of the City | Lisbon | FREE
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 25 | GUIDED TOURS AND FREE VISITS | Open Convents of the City | Lisbon | FREE @ Lisbon | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal

Convents.
Lisbon has a lot of them. More than one might imagine, really. Because, you know, religion and stuff.
And getting into one was not always easy…
But, alas, times have changed.

Here’s what the organizers of “Open Conventos” tell us:
“What do the Assembly of the Republic, the National Museum of Ancient Art, the Patriarcado de Lisboa, and the Chiado Warehouses have in common? Each is a former convent or a monastery. Lisbon is punctuated by buildings that were once houses of religious communities, each with its own purposes – prayer, hospitality, education – and which today serve very different purposes. Come and see the places and the memory of these buildings.”

Here’s what you have a chance to explore, free of charge:
-Monastery of Our Lady of the Nazareth of Lisbon (Convento das Bernardas)
-Convent of St. Francis of Paula (Church of St. Francis of Paula)
-Convent of Our Lady of Jesus (Mercês Church)
-Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament of Lisbon (Church of Santa Catarina)
-Convent of Our Lady of the Conception of the Cardaes
-Casa Professa de São Roque (Church and Museum of São Roque)
-Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara
-Monastery of São Vicente de Fora
-Mother of God Convent (National Tile Museum)

Full program and more info here.

FREE ENTRY.

to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€ @ CASA DAS HISTÓRIAS  | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

Local painter Paula Rego was born in 1935. So she most likely remembers the ’80s. At least as one can remember the ’80s. Her new exhibit is, coincidentally, called “Anos 80.”
The organizers tell us:
“It brings together a vast group of works from that decade, most of which are now to be found in private collections. This period coincided with a number of personal, social and artistic changes that aroused in Rego a sense of freedom in regard to the expectations imposed on her about the way of “making art”. These changes led to a reformulation of her working process (the narrative universe and the formal treatment of her works). Her desire for artistic liberation, for “doing things more directly,” would lead her into a space of greater proximity to herself, to her life beyond painting. The presence of these emotions and her confrontation with them through painting established a radically new visual language for telling her stories, creating a complex and ambiguous universe in which animals were creatures with human qualities and behaviors, thrust into peculiar situations, vivid dramas that noisily invaded her painting.”

Come embrace your inner animal, ’80s style.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10h to 18h (last entrance at 17h40).
General Public: 5€.
Residents: 2.5€.
Tickets here.

to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy’s “Dismaland” and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€
May 25 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy's "Dismaland" and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€ @ Alfândega de Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy.

You’ve probably heard of him. Maybe you can even name one of his pieces. Or at least describe one.
Only time will tell whether what he did for art (especially graffiti) is good or bad. But his genius is undeniable, in our humble opinion.
Photographer Barry Cawston has heard of Banksy. Moreover, he has spent a good deal of time photographing the elusive weirdo’s work. And now he brings 44 of these photos to Porto.

Here’s the word on the street:
“This is a powerful demonstration that takes us on a journey through the phenomenal work of an artist who has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values ​​of society and that now comes, and for the first time, to Portugal. The exhibition, which features 44 large photographs (240 x 188), includes images from the project Dismaland (along with a few now infamous earlier pieces).
In addition to the photographs by Barry Cawston, the exhibition will also integrate a series of works by young Portuguese artists, also serving as a launching pad for new names in the universe of urban art.”

Tickets here.

weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
May 25 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

WORKSHOP | Experimental Drawing: Bodies | Anjos | 20€
May 25 @ 11:30 – 18:00
WORKSHOP | Experimental Drawing: Bodies | Anjos | 20€ @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.”
Salvador Dali.

Mr. Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, First Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (yep, that’s his name) was, of course, right. And, aside from having a very long name, he knew a thing or two about drawing the human body.

If you, too, want to know a thing or two about drawing the human body (and have 20€ to spare), Anjos70 invites you to their interactive, experimental workshop this Friday.

Here’s what they say:
“MAX – 7-8 PEOPLE.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED.
During the workshop, we will explore different techniques and ways to see the body. Participants will draw draped bodies, working on ideas which will hopefully free them from pre-conceived ideas of drawing.
The workshop is about letting go and having fun – a break from work and adult responsibility! Letting loose and exploring your primal creativity in a fun and relaxing environment.
In the afternoon we will have a nude model to draw.

All materials will be provided but if there are certain pens/ pencils/ paints/ brushes/ potatoes/ etc that you wish to bring — that is encouraged.

1-hour break for lunch.”

10€ DEPOSIT + 20€ (MBWAY or CASH) on the day.

To register and for more info, email:
[email protected]
or
[email protected].

Happy drawing!

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 25 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
May 25 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€
May 25 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€ @ Teatro Politeama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Severa. A lady of many talents. If you’ve lived in Portugal long enough, you know the name.
The Portuguese, and many others, consider her immortal. And the Teatro Politeama in Alfama agrees, which is why they chose to honor her, 173 years after her unfortunate death, with some music. More specifically, a musical.
Here’s what they say:
SEVERA transports us to the nineteenth century in Portugal, to bullfights, to the taverns of Mouraria, to the halls of the aristocracy, to the war between liberals and absolutists, and to the life of the creator of Fado, in a glamorous, romantic spectacle full of emotion and adventure. It is the perfect allegory of the labyrinth of passions and conflicts that marked Fado.”

Directed by Filipe La Féria.

Tickets here.

Here’s a peek.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n44TOq2AVHs[/embed]

May
26
Sun
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€ @ CASA DAS HISTÓRIAS  | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal

Local painter Paula Rego was born in 1935. So she most likely remembers the ’80s. At least as one can remember the ’80s. Her new exhibit is, coincidentally, called “Anos 80.”
The organizers tell us:
“It brings together a vast group of works from that decade, most of which are now to be found in private collections. This period coincided with a number of personal, social and artistic changes that aroused in Rego a sense of freedom in regard to the expectations imposed on her about the way of “making art”. These changes led to a reformulation of her working process (the narrative universe and the formal treatment of her works). Her desire for artistic liberation, for “doing things more directly,” would lead her into a space of greater proximity to herself, to her life beyond painting. The presence of these emotions and her confrontation with them through painting established a radically new visual language for telling her stories, creating a complex and ambiguous universe in which animals were creatures with human qualities and behaviors, thrust into peculiar situations, vivid dramas that noisily invaded her painting.”

Come embrace your inner animal, ’80s style.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10h to 18h (last entrance at 17h40).
General Public: 5€.
Residents: 2.5€.
Tickets here.

to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy’s “Dismaland” and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€
May 26 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy's "Dismaland" and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€ @ Alfândega de Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy.

You’ve probably heard of him. Maybe you can even name one of his pieces. Or at least describe one.
Only time will tell whether what he did for art (especially graffiti) is good or bad. But his genius is undeniable, in our humble opinion.
Photographer Barry Cawston has heard of Banksy. Moreover, he has spent a good deal of time photographing the elusive weirdo’s work. And now he brings 44 of these photos to Porto.

Here’s the word on the street:
“This is a powerful demonstration that takes us on a journey through the phenomenal work of an artist who has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values ​​of society and that now comes, and for the first time, to Portugal. The exhibition, which features 44 large photographs (240 x 188), includes images from the project Dismaland (along with a few now infamous earlier pieces).
In addition to the photographs by Barry Cawston, the exhibition will also integrate a series of works by young Portuguese artists, also serving as a launching pad for new names in the universe of urban art.”

Tickets here.

weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
May 26 @ 10:30 – 15:30
weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 26 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€
May 26 @ 15:00 – 15:45
to Dec 21 | GUIDED TOUR | Monumental Route: Electrical Central Circuit at MAAT | Belém | 7€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal

For a museum, the MAAT in Alcântara has a unique history. Come discover why in this weekly guided tour* described by its organizers like this:
“At a time when we no longer live without electricity, come to know the factory that lit Lisbon – Central Tejo! Surprise yourself with a unique space that combines the past and present of energy production, and get to know more about energy phenomena and the environmental challenges in this interactive visit!”

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at 15h; tickets and exact dates here.

ENTRY: 7€.

to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€
May 26 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€ @ Teatro Politeama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Severa. A lady of many talents. If you’ve lived in Portugal long enough, you know the name.
The Portuguese, and many others, consider her immortal. And the Teatro Politeama in Alfama agrees, which is why they chose to honor her, 173 years after her unfortunate death, with some music. More specifically, a musical.
Here’s what they say:
SEVERA transports us to the nineteenth century in Portugal, to bullfights, to the taverns of Mouraria, to the halls of the aristocracy, to the war between liberals and absolutists, and to the life of the creator of Fado, in a glamorous, romantic spectacle full of emotion and adventure. It is the perfect allegory of the labyrinth of passions and conflicts that marked Fado.”

Directed by Filipe La Féria.

Tickets here.

Here’s a peek.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n44TOq2AVHs[/embed]

May
27
Mon
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 27 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 27 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 27 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy’s “Dismaland” and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€
May 27 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to May 27 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Banksy's "Dismaland" and Others, by Barry Cawston | Porto | 6-11€ @ Alfândega de Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Banksy.

You’ve probably heard of him. Maybe you can even name one of his pieces. Or at least describe one.
Only time will tell whether what he did for art (especially graffiti) is good or bad. But his genius is undeniable, in our humble opinion.
Photographer Barry Cawston has heard of Banksy. Moreover, he has spent a good deal of time photographing the elusive weirdo’s work. And now he brings 44 of these photos to Porto.

Here’s the word on the street:
“This is a powerful demonstration that takes us on a journey through the phenomenal work of an artist who has been using his art for more than 25 years to question the values ​​of society and that now comes, and for the first time, to Portugal. The exhibition, which features 44 large photographs (240 x 188), includes images from the project Dismaland (along with a few now infamous earlier pieces).
In addition to the photographs by Barry Cawston, the exhibition will also integrate a series of works by young Portuguese artists, also serving as a launching pad for new names in the universe of urban art.”

Tickets here.

May
28
Tue
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 28 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 28 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 28 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE
May 28 @ 19:00 – 22:30
Bi-Weekly | OPEN MIC | Tuesday nights at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones Cinebar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

In Graça, what was once the first Portuguese cinema to project movies with sound is now a supermarket, but the founders of Camones Cinebar have been bringing back that creative spirit to the neighborhood. The bi-weekly Tuesday open mic night, hosted by local legend Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka of the Melting Pot, who regularly play our favorite Irish bar this side of the Channel, is still going strong through 2019.

Every other Tuesday, starting at 19h.
All ages and art forms welcome.

FREE ENTRY.

May
29
Wed
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 29 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 29 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 29 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€
May 29 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€ @ Teatro Politeama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Severa. A lady of many talents. If you’ve lived in Portugal long enough, you know the name.
The Portuguese, and many others, consider her immortal. And the Teatro Politeama in Alfama agrees, which is why they chose to honor her, 173 years after her unfortunate death, with some music. More specifically, a musical.
Here’s what they say:
SEVERA transports us to the nineteenth century in Portugal, to bullfights, to the taverns of Mouraria, to the halls of the aristocracy, to the war between liberals and absolutists, and to the life of the creator of Fado, in a glamorous, romantic spectacle full of emotion and adventure. It is the perfect allegory of the labyrinth of passions and conflicts that marked Fado.”

Directed by Filipe La Féria.

Tickets here.

Here’s a peek.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n44TOq2AVHs[/embed]

May
30
Thu
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 30 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain – wider than the sky | Praça da Espanha | 5€
May 30 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool.

The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain – wider than the sky”), features a 500 million-year-old brain, a modern brain, a giant interactive synapse, fragments of an Egyptian papyrus, a picture of the artist Bridget Riley, a brain orchestra, robots, interactive activities, historical and paleontological documents, three-dimensional models, infographics, and all sorts of food for thought.

The brains behind this one, in part, are Emily Dickinson (namely, her poem of the same name), and artist Greg Dunn, with his brainy project Self Reflected.

The organizers say:
“The show also intends to build the necessary bridge between us and animals – so we can understand our place in nature. It is this permanent relationship that, throughout the exhibition, allows the visitor to construct a narrative that extends from the natural and social sciences to Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities.”

In short, it’s sure to have you using your noodle, no matter your age.

16 Mar – 10 Jun, 2019.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays.

ENTRY: 5€.

Here’s some self-reflection for ya.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5F7snIJ-is[/embed]

to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak’s “Major Arcana” | Alcântara | FREE
May 30 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Jun 8 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Tom Maryniak's "Major Arcana" | Alcântara | FREE @ FICA - Oficina Criativa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Wallpaper.
It’s one of those things that usually stays in the background…
In recent years, however, artist Tom Maryniak has been tearing down that wall, so to speak. And, in doing so, he’s earned a reputation for being weird.
Then, in 2018, a UK publishing house commissioned Tom to re-imagine the traditional Tarot deck (“Major Arcana”) for a contemporary audience. FICA – Oficina Criativa invites Tom to present his version this Friday.
Come see what Tom has envisioned for you and your future.

Inauguration:
May 17th, 19h-21h (with live Tarot card reading).

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10h-19h.
Exhibit up until June 8th.

FICA – Oficina Criativa:
LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
Building I, Floor 1, Space 1.17A
(same entrance as the Rio Maravilha).

Contact and sales:
[email protected].

FREE ENTRY.

to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Oil Room” by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
May 30 @ 12:00 – 18:00
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€ @ Carpintarias de São Lázaro | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Per Barclay is responsible for the image on the left. Born in Norway and living and working in Italy, Per is a multimedia installation artist who likes to play with spaces. And oil. Lots of oil. Lisbon gallery San Lázaro Carpintarias is the latest space Per has reinterpreted using dead dinosaurs. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“‘Oil Room’ creates the coexistence of reality and its image reflected in the same place, where, despite the demarcation that separates the two, the perception oscillates, and it is difficult to determine if what is seen at the moment is the liquid or the solid, projection or reality. Initially, Per Barclay’s facilities were built with the intention of being photographed and the photographs themselves becoming the final work, but the impact of the installation is so striking that it has been gaining a life of its own over time, becoming an independent work.”

The installation has already transformed some high-profile places in Italy, France, and Spain, and Portugal is its next stop.

Opening: Thursday, May 16, 19h.
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12h to 18h.
Show up until July 28.

ENTRY: 2€.

to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€
May 30 @ 21:30 – 23:00
to Jun 2 | THEATER | Severa: The Musical | Alfama | 15-35€ @ Teatro Politeama | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Severa. A lady of many talents. If you’ve lived in Portugal long enough, you know the name.
The Portuguese, and many others, consider her immortal. And the Teatro Politeama in Alfama agrees, which is why they chose to honor her, 173 years after her unfortunate death, with some music. More specifically, a musical.
Here’s what they say:
SEVERA transports us to the nineteenth century in Portugal, to bullfights, to the taverns of Mouraria, to the halls of the aristocracy, to the war between liberals and absolutists, and to the life of the creator of Fado, in a glamorous, romantic spectacle full of emotion and adventure. It is the perfect allegory of the labyrinth of passions and conflicts that marked Fado.”

Directed by Filipe La Féria.

Tickets here.

Here’s a peek.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n44TOq2AVHs[/embed]

May
31
Fri
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€
May 31 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal

If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square.
And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right.
This Dutch master of illusion pretty much did with images what Tupac Shakur did with words, blowing minds and inspiring countless artists of every medium to this day. Ecsher is the definition of thinking outside the box, and, after a highly successful stop in Lisbon, 135 (yep, one hundred and thirty-five!) of the Master’s works call Porto home for the next few months.

Tickets and more info here.

Be there or be square.

Oh, and for the enthusiasts, here’s how to draw an impossible cube.

[embed]https://youtu.be/CZAQ_b2rzAA[/embed]

to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE
May 31 @ 10:00 – 19:30
to Jun 1 | ART EXHIBIT | Tatiana Macedo: Afri-Cola | Laranjeiras | FREE @ Galeria Carlos Carvalho | Lisboa | Portugal

Tatiana Mercado is a local multimedia artist and filmmaker. She was born in Lisbon in 1981; she has Angolan roots, studied (and won a few awards) in London and Berlin, and now works and lives between Berlin and Lisbon.
In other words, Tatiana is a citizen of the world.
Sort of like Coca-Cola.
Coincidentally, Tatian’s new show is called “Afri-Cola,”, and here’s what the organizers tell us about it us about it:
“In her second solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a reworked private photographic album belonging to her aunt Isabel (Bela). But unlike an amateur album, these are portraits of Bela that were taken by a friend of hers – an Angolan professional photographer – in Luanda in the years of 1973 and 1974. In these installations Tatiana transforms the images into a sculptural experience, reworking the album scans, timeworn, and reprinting them into various scales (after meticulously deleting all marks of deterioration from the original prints).

Without any feeling of nostalgia, the artist erases the time-interval between the moment the images were captured, and their current reprinting, as if continuing the photographer’s work… Exhibited for the first time in 2016 in Berlin, and under the title “Bela” this has always been to the artist, a body of work that “thinks through” the migration of its central elements – thus being fundamental to have a second presentation in Lisbon. In Berlin, the artist added an element of the German consumer culture to the photographic installation – the Afri-Cola – a drink originated and registered in Cologne in 1931, which had its commercial breakthrough in the Post-War period. This reference acquires an ironic tone when we think of the cult advertising films of this drink, namely the ones directed by Charles Wilp in the late ’60s and ’70s.

These films explored the exotic cliché of the palm tree image logo, which associated Africa to an idea of body emancipation (male and female) and sexual freedom in a provocative, avant-garde, pop, futuristic style. Its irreverence is incorporated in the slogan: ‘und alles wird afri’ (and everything becomes afri). Later Wim Wenders also shot a commercial for the brand. The apparently disparate elements that embody this project migrate in their multiple contextual, historical and cultural directions between Angola, Portugal, and Germany.”

Come show Bela and political incorrectness some love.

Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 10h to 19h30
Saturday: 12h to 19h30

FREE ENTRY.

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